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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked with maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international co-operation, and being a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. It was established after World War II, with the aim of preventing future wars, and succeeded the ineffective League of Nations. Its headquarters, which are subject to extraterritoriality, are in Manhattan, New York City, and it has other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development, and upholding international law. The UN is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193.

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Tens of thousands of students were taking to the streets across Asia and Europe on Friday for a global strike demanding world leaders gathering at a U.N. climate..
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North Korea's crop production this year is expected to drop to its lowest level in five years, bringing serious shortages for 40% of the population, as a dry..
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The Trump administration on Thursday ordered the expulsion from the United States of two members of Cuba's delegation to the United Nations and restricted travel..
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The Trump administration on Thursday ordered the expulsion from the United States of two members of Cuba's delegation to the United Nations and restricted travel..
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At least 28 people have been killed in a northeastern province of Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two days, the UN stabilizing mission in the country..
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The United States has issued visas allowing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to travel to New York for the annual..
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A Russian and Chinese drafted U.N. Security Council resolution demanding truce in northwest Syria with an exemption for military offensives against U.N...
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has taken a firm stance against countries unwilling to act on reducing emissions.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may cancel his trip to New York next week for the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations if the United States..
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A senior U.S. official on Tuesday called for a U.N. Security Council response to the attacks on Saudi oil facilities that the United States blames on Iran, but..
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The United States is considering how it will confront China during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations next week over its detention of..
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Michelle Bachelet, Chile's ex-president and now the UN human rights chief, has denied allegations by a Brazilian businessman under investigation in Brazil's..
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Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights chief, has denied claims by a Brazilian businessman under investigation in Brazil's massive Car Wash scandal that he paid..
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he is not looking to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a United Nations event at the end of the month, as..
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The United States will only provide Saudi Arabia with nuclear technology if the kingdom signs an agreement with the U.N. atomic watchdog that allows for..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday that he would work with energy and determination to reach a Brexit agreement..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday to work with energy and determination to reach a Brexit agreement and..
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Argentina's contender to become the next chief of the U.N. nuclear watchdog "sounds like a perfect candidate", U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Tuesday,..
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China and the United States are deadlocked over a U.N. resolution to extend a mission in Afghanistan, with Beijing signaling it will cast a veto because there is..
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When more than 730,000 Rohingya fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar in 2017, Bangladeshi journalist Sharif Azad was sympathetic to the plight of his fellow..
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The ozone layer is steadily repairing itself following a drastic global reduction in the use of ozone-depleting substances, the UN's environmental agency has..
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Saudi Arabia will invite international experts including from the United Nations to participate in investigating an attack on its oil facilities and called on..
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Forced recruitment of child soldiers is increasing in South Sudan despite a peace deal last year, the head of a United Nations investigating body said on Monday,..
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft told the Security Council on Monday that emerging information on attacks on Saudi oil facilities "indicates..
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United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock said Saudi Arabia will pay $500 million to the world body next week to help fund its humanitarian response in Yemen, where..
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Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is considering attending the United Nation's General Assembly in New York this month but has not yet reached a decision,..
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Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who remain inside Myanmar face systematic persecution and are living under the threat of genocide, a U.N. fact-finding..
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A pro-democracy Hong Kong legislator called on the top U.N. human rights body on Monday to investigate what she said were "brutal crackdowns" and "police..
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Iran said on Monday President Hassan Rouhani will not meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations, a day after the White House left open the..
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Iran is ready to cooperate with the United Nations and countries seeking peace and stability in Yemen and the region, an Iranian government spokesman said on..
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Iran said on Monday there would be no meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump at the United Nations, Iranian state..
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A UN subcommittee will visit a range of Australian detention facilities on an upcoming visit in the "coming months". Here, subcommittee chair Sir Malcolm Evans..
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday condemned the drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities and called on those involved to prevent escalation.
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Tropical Storm Humberto lashed already devastated parts of the Bahamas with heavy rain and strong winds before crawling northwest on Saturday, and forecasters..
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France, Britain and Germany, the European parties to Iran's nuclear accord, on Friday expressed deep concern at Tehran's violations of the 2015 deal and urged it..
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The United Nations said on Thursday it will send a delegation to El Salvador within days as a first step toward supporting a newly unveiled national commission..
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to hold a summit at the United Nations this month, Moon's office said on Friday,..
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